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Poster: jgmf Date: Apr 27, 2011 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's 'jazz' style, Howard Wales tour, PITB March 72

I'd agree with that. Not that Garcia needed any persuading about that by 1972, mind you. I think in his "hard core bluegrass" period he persuaded himself that he could get his fingers to do just about anything you might program them to do, but he found that sort of programmed playing to ultimately be a dead end. Or a Dead end, or a Dead End, or whatever. Thank goodness he learned that early, and spent the next 30 years striving to play feelings rather than notes.